FASTER PROJECT

FASTER is a new digital modular acquisition system developed at LPC. If you want a fast overview of the FASTER project, watch this vidéo. If you are interested in using FASTER or simply have a question, please contact us using this link (contact us).

FASTER

  • is able to perform charge and time of flight measurements (FASTER-QDC-TDChr module),
  • has a digital shaper-discriminator-peak and hold function for the energy spectra of radiations measurements (FASTER-ADC module),
  • is able to demodulate the Radio Frequency of a cyclotron (FASTER-RF module),
  • can make complex decision on the data stream,
  • same hardware can be used for different modules (FASTER-ADC,QDC-TDChr, RF, etc...),
  • is able to (re)load a module in less than 1s,
  • is able to process up to 700 000 measurements per second.

FASTER can handle a lot of nuclear detectors with the same electonic boards:

  • Solid-state detectors (Silicon detectors, HPGe, SiLi and CdTe detectors),
  • Gaseous detectors (Ionization chambers, GEM detectors, Proportional counters, ...),
  • Scintillators + Photomultiplier tube
    • Inorganic : NaI, CsI, YAG, LaBr, Li doped glass scintillator....,
    • Organic :  Plastic scintillators, Liquid scintillators for pulse shape discrimination.
  • RF cyclotron demodulation,
  • SiPM detectors,
  • Micro Channel plates with delay lines or resistive anodes for localization.

FASTER is used or tested by several people in different countries :

  • BELGIUM : University of Leuven,
  • FRANCE : University of Paris-Sud, IPN0, GANIL, CIMAP, CEA, LPC Caen.
  • SPAIN : University of Granada,
  • SWITZERLAND : PSI, CERN,
  • USA : CENPA , MSU, GONZAGA
  • RUSSIA : JINR
  • ROMANIA : IFIN-HH.

 IFIN-HH